Construction sites can be very dangerous workplaces. In addition to working at elevated heights, construction workers and contractors use heavy, powerful machinery and sometimes even toxic chemicals to get the job done. This is why there are so many safety codes that help regulate construction sites.
Sometimes construction companies avoid certain safety standards to save time and money. This can put your health and even your life at risk. If you have been exposed to toxic chemicals on a construction site, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help you with your pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills. Contact an attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier today at 800-2Habush (800-242-2874) for a free case evaluation.
The Dangers of Toxic Chemicals
Although some carcinogenic materials like asbestos are banned, construction workers can still come into contact with poisons when renovating old buildings as well as constructing new ones. You can absorb toxins through inhalation and ingestion, as well as contact with your skin. Different chemicals cause different problems with your body. Common toxin-related issues include:
- Lead paint poisoning
- Mercury poisoning
Some of these, like silicosis, may not be obvious at first. However, over time, you can develop a deadly illness that can progress even after you are no longer exposed to the toxic chemical responsible for your condition.
You deserve a safe, hazard-free workplace. You should be provided with proper safety gear if you are working with chemicals that could present a danger to your health. If your well-being is at risk due to exposure to toxic chemicals, you should not let this terrifying danger go unpunished. To discuss your case, contact a lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier at 800-2-HABUSH (800-242-2874).